The Godfather of Fair Student Funding- Robert Gordon. Will the new UFT contract change the system?

Are you a staff member or parent who is wondering why schools are consistently hiring fresh out of college teachers and not retaining experienced staff members?

Look no further than Robert Gordon. He developed the Fair Student Funding for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Chancellor Joel Klein. In sum and … Read More

Eric, Here is your Chapter Leader Update for Nov. 17

-Mr. Eric W. Severson

“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
-Thomas Paine

On Friday, November 17, 2017 6:44 PM, Office of the Staff Directors <noreply@uft.org> wrote:

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Notes from UFT Delegate Assembly, November 8th, 2017

This is a summary of the DA from November 8th, which had a celebratory tone after the overwhelming victory of the No on Prop 1 campaign which could have negatively affected teachers’ pensions and right. Please note that the discussion below does not imply agreement by UFT Solidarity’s council or … Read More

Chapter Leader Weekly Update, November 3rd 2017

This Week’s Focus

Flip your ballot and vote NO on Prop #1 on Election Day

Because there are no hotly contested races at the top of the ticket this year, we anticipate that overall voter turnout will be low on Election Day. That’s why it’s essential that … Read More

Vote No On Proposition 1, Tuesday November 7th!

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Why should every NY State resident vote no?

By now, anyone who follows NY State politics knows that the Constitution requires a yes or no vote on the possibility of holding a constitutional convention every 20 years. On … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, October 20th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Call members to remind them to vote NO on the constitutional convention

On Nov. 7, New York State voters will vote on a ballot referendum proposing a constitutional convention to amend the state’s constitution. It’s up to us to make sure they understand why … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, FRIDAY THE 13TH of October

This Week’s Focus

UFT files lawsuit to stop charter certification shortcut

The UFT and NYSUT filed a lawsuit on Oct. 12 to prevent the weakening of teacher certification standards after the SUNY Board of Trustees Charter Schools Committee voted the previous day to allow some charter … Read More

UFT Paperwork Issues Updates. Read. Post. Share.

Make sure you’re chapter leader has a consultation team that meets with the principal. Enforce rules and support members. 

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US Department of Labor Pulls Plug on UFT Investigation

As stated in the May 27, 2017 article below, UFT Solidarity, in an effort to finally make the election process fair, filed a number of election complaints against UFT Unity. Not only did the US Department of Labor (USDOL) decide to take the case, but the investigators hit the ground … Read More

Chapter Leader Update, September 29th, 2017

This Week’s Focus

Lump-sum payment coming in October paycheck

Because you have a union that fights for you, all UFT members now on payroll who worked for the Department of Education between 2009 and 2017 are being compensated for the two 4 percent raises that former … Read More